Classy and Fab Girl Readers, I am so excited about these next couple of blog posts. First I would like to share with you a very fashionable, up and coming boutique called ShopDaisy Boutique. Nesha, a young woman who has always been an entrepreneur, started this boutique in April, 2011. The boutique is currently located in Manhattan, KS and works to assist women in finding a trendy outfit for every occasion.
I was curious to see how Nesha got started and how she made her dreams a reality so I asked her for a behind the scenes interview.
How did you get the idea for shopdaisy boutique?
Ive always been the creative innovator growing up. It was just years ago I was sitting in my bedroom cutting out magazine clippings, refilling my hot glue gun only to make sure my pennies wouldn’t fall off my shirt. Fast forward to my college days in North Carlina. I work for an high-end boutique as a wardrobe stylist, while styling clients in store, I got my first taste of styling photo shoots months into working in the retail industry. I also did a internship for Wilhelmina Modeling Agency in Charlotte, NC. There was so much inspiration around me working in the fashion industry. I thought with my resume, my resources and support system I could open my own boutique.
What steps did you take to get the boutique up and running?
Shopdaisy Boutique was just a dream years ago. I would research retail properties, wholesale venues, supplies, and other retail businesses before I started my own. Research is very important, as well as gathering as many resources as possible. Keeping a book of my goals, research and resources was very helpful starting off.
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs trying to get started?
Passion is key. I don’t do anything that I’m not passionate about. Being a entrepreneur is not easy, one must be a risk-taker and believe in their vision. It’s best to have some experience in the field you want to pursue. Always keep a book of your research and resources.
What is the overall style and feel of your boutique?
ShopDaisy Boutique is a fashion boutique that caters to the unique styles of everyday women. The boutique offers girly-chic inspired selections and personal styling services. ShopDaisy’s mission is to provide women the opportunity to be trendy for her every occasion.
Where do you see the future of Shopdaisy headed?
Shopdaisy Boutique will be expanding in 2012. Including online shopping, Relocating to a new location (visit fb/shopdaisy boutique for details) and opening new stores in Orange County CA, FL, DC and NC. The sky is the limit for Daisy Inc. and 2012 is the year to excel.
Also be looking for an upcoming blog post, where Nesha will give something away from ShopDaisy Boutique for Classy and Fab Girl Readers.